APPRECIATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF YOUR ANCESTORS
We should not ignore the contributions of the past. The failure to appreciate the resourcefulness of human existence -- which we call basic goodness --has become one of the world's biggest problems. However, we need to find the link between tradition and the present experience of life. NOWNESS, or the magic of the present moment, is what joins the wisdom of the past with the present. When you appreciate a painting, a piece of music, or a work of literature, no matter when it was created, you appreciate it NOW. You experience the same nowness in which is was created. It is always NOW.
Slogan 34, in SHAMBHALA THE SACRED PATH OF THE WARRIOR BOOK AND CARD SET. Available at a 20% discount at Shambhala.com: http://shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/1-59030-177-3.cfm